• Maryland Lawmaker Warns Real ID Requirements May Lead to License Confiscation

    Were you issued a Real ID by the state of Maryland? It turns out that some Real IDs may not be compliant with federal requirements due to a miscommunication between state and federal officials. If your license is confiscated by police at a traffic stop, here’s what you should know. What is a Real ID? […]

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    New Supreme Court Ruling Makes Pulling You Over Easier for Police

    It has long been too easy for police officers to stop drivers on the highway, even without sufficient reason to believe a violation occurred. The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling has made these traffic stops now even more accessible for law enforcement. On April 6, an 8 to 1 Senate majority ruled that a police […]

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    Can You Check Your Phone at a Red Light in Maryland?

    Distracted driving contributes to thousands of deaths nationwide annually. In Maryland, many car crashes which result in serious injuries and fatalities happen because people take their attention away from the road — a mistake that can turn serious in an instant. Whether you grab a bite or text behind the wheel, breaking laws that aim […]

  • Baltimore Under a Stay At Home Order

    Baltimore Issued a Stay At Home Order Amid Coronavirus

    On March 30, 2020, the State of Maryland issued a mandatory Stay At Home order for all residents to protect them from and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, a new disease caused by the CoV-SARS-2 coronavirus first identified in the city of Wuhan, capital of the Hubei province in China, in December of last year. […]

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    Speeding Violations Increase Around the Country Amid COVID-19

    Most of the United States is currently under a patchwork of orders calling for people to stay at home. The risks associated with catching and spreading coronavirus are too great to go on about life as usual. The coronavirus disease of 2019, also called COVID-19, has been proven deadly among people of all ages, and […]

  • Duty to Retreat

    Understanding Maryland’s “Duty to Retreat” Law

    Crime statistics for the state of Maryland are rather grim. More than 168,000 violent crimes took place in Maryland in 2016. Offenses like murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, breaking and entering, larceny, and motor vehicle theft affected thousands of victims. These are all crimes in which a victim could protect him or herself through self-defense, […]

  • Accident Without Insurance

    What Happens if You Crash a Car Without Auto Insurance?

    Maryland is part of the vast majority of states in which drivers are legally obligated to carry auto insurance. Driving without insurance is a crime and may lead to severe penalties. How will the State know whether you have insurance or not? Getting into an accident is a guaranteed way to make it known that […]

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    Maryland Suburb Considers Installing Cameras for Distracted Driving

    Almost all states have prohibited the use of cell phones while driving, but distracted driving remains a significant problem throughout the U.S. According to the CDC, 1,000 people are hurt, and 9 are killed, in distracted driving crashes daily. Many of these accidents involve people who text and drive, despite laws making it illegal to […]

  • Violating the Move Over Law

    Are There Ways to Fight a Violation of the Move Over Law?

    Move Over laws are critical to ensure the safety of police officers, emergency responders, sanitation workers, tow truck drivers, and others who spend considerable time on the side of the road. Working on the roadside is extremely risky — especially on highways where drivers blow past at 60-70 miles or more per hour. Since many […]

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    Maryland Vehicle Laws You Might Not Know About

    Each year in Maryland, drivers are subject to changes in the Maryland Transportation Code. While the most significant changes in the laws and procedures might receive some publicity, others may catch drivers unaware. If you carry a Maryland driver’s license or frequently travel through the state for business, these are some relatively new vehicle laws […]